Some ROME tips for travelers
ROME FOR FAMILIES
Rome is a big city with crazy traffic, but considering that 36% of its 1287 square Km are green areas, it can also be a family-friendly place.
There are places where kids of all ages and their families can relax and other where they can play while learning, as well as others where they can do open air activities.
The first place to visit if you travel to Rome with Kids is Villa Borghese, which is the capital’s second-largest park, with its 200 acres. Besides Galleria Borghese, here you can find: the city’s panoramic view from Pincio Balcony(between the Spanish steps and Popolo square), the water clock, the house of Cinema, the lake, and the zoo. Villa Borghese is a quiet area in the city’s heart where you can stroll and relax, but be very careful because it is not a pedestrian area.
You can also reach Villa Borghese by renting a bike from our business partners, and traveling from the Circus Maximus to the Villa by covering just a few meters out of a bike path. .
A magnificent park located in the city’s Northern area, near the Gianicolo Hill.
Villa Pamphilj is Rome’s second-largest park and is open every day from 7:00 AM till sunset.
Even if the beauty of Villa Pamphilj is given mainly by the vastness of its green area, you can also find sites like the “Casino del Buon Respiro”, a palace that was built by the Pamphilj family to display their ancient statues. There is also a very nice and vast area named Valley of the Deers, which is where the family used to hunt.
APPIAN WAY AND THE AQUEDUCTS
The Appian Way or Regina Viarum (Queen of Streets) is an ancient Roman street which was built the 312 BC by Appius Claudius Caecus, a Roman Censor, initially to connect Rome with the city of Capua, and subsequently with the port of Brindisi.
The Appian Way is an immersion in the history of western civilization. You can see the catacombs of San Callisto and San Sebastiano, the church of Quo Vadis with the footprints (according to legend) of San Pietro, the Villa of Maxentius, the mausoleum of Cecilia Metella.
Not far from there, you can find the majestic Roman aqueducts and the Caffarella park, with its green spaces and the pre-Christian Nymphaeum of Egeria.
The entire area can be visited with our electric bike tours or by renting a bike from our partners at Easy Bike Rent Rome.
MUSEUM OF THE WALLS
In the direction of the Appian Way, you will find Porta San Sebastiano, one of the ancient entries of the city, which is now a Museum with two towers that can be visited free of charge, and from where you can enjoy a nice view or the Appian Park from up above. Remember that it’s closed on Mondays.
BIKE RIDE ALONG THE TIBER
Renting a bike from our partners at Easy Bike Rent Rome, you’ll be able to reach the bike path that runs along the Tiber without the need to ride in traffic jammed roads, simply by crossing a couple of intersections.
WALK ON AVENTINE, PALATINE AND CAPITOLIUM HILLS
In less than five Km, you can visit places like the Circus Maximus, the Square of the Knights of the Order of Malta, the Garden of Oranges, the church of Santa Sabina, the Mouth of Truth, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Capitolium Square, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. We organize a “Treasure Hunt” in this area to keep children’s attention high while the parents learn more about the city.